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How does one become a software developer? Life and career lessons to influence your software developer's journey. If you like what you hear, please leave us a review on the platform of your choice! Join the discussion on LinkedIn or Twitter @DevJourneyFM Support the podcast on Patreon. "Software Developer‘s Journey" is hosted and produced by me, Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, a crazy frenchman living in Germany who dedicated his life to helping others learn & grow. More about me at timbourguignon.fr or on Twitter @Timothep.

How does one become a software developer? Life and career lessons to influence your software developer's journey. If you like what you hear, please leave us a review on the platform of your choice! Join the discussion on LinkedIn or Twitter @DevJourneyFM Support the podcast on Patreon. "Software Developer‘s Journey" is hosted and produced by me, Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, a crazy frenchman living in Germany who dedicated his life to helping others learn & grow. More about me at timbourguignon.fr or on Twitter @Timothep.

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How does one become a software developer? Life and career lessons to influence your software developer's journey. If you like what you hear, please leave us a review on the platform of your choice! Join the discussion on LinkedIn or Twitter @DevJourneyFM Support the podcast on Patreon. "Software Developer‘s Journey" is hosted and produced by me, Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, a crazy frenchman living in Germany who dedicated his life to helping others learn & grow. More about me at timbourguignon.fr or on Twitter @Timothep.

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@timothep

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English

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Episodes

#146 Miguel Piedrafita is a 19 years old indie maker

4/13/2021
Miguel has been learning by making things. This is pretty much his whole story. Pick an idea and learn from it. Want to learn something? Find an itch to scratch. And he is very prolific. And he is becoming very successful at it. Here are the links from the show: https://www.twitter.com/m1guelpfhttps://miguelpiedrafita.comhttps://miguelpiedrafita.com/projectshttps://sitesauce.app/openCommunities https://getmakerlog.comhttps://www.indiehackers.comhttps://wip.coCredits Campfire RoundsBlue...

Duration:00:45:55

#145 Darko Meszaros the utilitarian developer

4/6/2021
From the early 90s to 2001, Darko's only computer was a C64, and he loved it. We talked about how his life changed when he got a 486, how he didn't become a developer per se. How his SysAdmin jobs slowly but surely took him toward AWS, and finally, how his path inside AWS lead him to Developer Advocacy. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:53:30

#144 How to not find a problem? Format experiment: "Tales of DevJourney"

3/30/2021
This week, I try a new concept: telling you a developer story out of its context. This time I tell you a story of a machine interface problem I couldn't figure out 12 years ago. Let me know how you find this format, reach out on Twitter @timothep, or per email info@devjourney.info Credits Den ChykutCC BYtimbourguignon.frhttps://devjourney.info/subscribePatreonhttps://bit.ly/devjpatreonSupport the show (http://bit.ly/2yBfySB)

Duration:00:11:29

#143 Bert Jan Schrijver took his career into his own hands

3/23/2021
Bert took us from his first C64, all the way to his community work with the NLJUG. We talked about learning on the job and saying "YES" to everything. Getting involved with a community, giving back, enjoying volunteer work, finding topics to talk about, and much more. Here are the links from the show: https://www.twitter.com/bjschrijverhttps://jspring.nlhttps://jfall.nlhttps://nljug.orgCredits Campfire RoundsBlue Dot SessionsCC BY-NC-ND...

Duration:00:51:33

#142 Lior Bar Yosef is a network analyst in a world of puzzles

3/16/2021
Lior took us from her computer science major in high school, through her time in the Israel Defence Force as a network analyst, to her work at CyberMDX, providing cybersecurity for health institutions. We talked about curiosity, learning strategy, finding your passions, and finding your "skills sweet spot." Here are the links from the show: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lior-bar-yosef-442511174/https://www.cybermdx.com/research/vulnerability-ge-radiology-201208Credits Campfire RoundsBlue...

Duration:00:45:15

#141 Freya Holmér a level-designer turned game-developer

3/9/2021
Freya took us from the first levels she designed in Trackmania, all the way to her live coding Flowstorm on Twitch. She explained how her view on GameDev expanded over time. She told us the birth story of Shader Forge and the VR-Game Budget Cuts. She spoke of her burnout and how she finally felt back on her feet, streaming and freelancing in the gaming industry. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:53:08

#140 Matt Biilmann discovered the JAMStack

3/2/2021
Matt took us from his first lines of code and his musicology studies to his move to Spain to follow his heart and his first (unpaid) job. He then slowly but surely showed us how he worked with websites for years, realizing what was missing. He coined this missing architecture JAMStack and told us its birth story and how he created Netlify to empower it. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:56:18

#139 Mark Rendle is a programmer turned comedian turned programmer

2/23/2021
Mark took us from his first date with a ZX81 all the way to the stages he regularly speaks onto worldwide. We brushed over his childhood and bumpy teenage. We talked about his love for "chips," his informal apprenticeship, and why he wants to further this apprenticeship model in the future. We talked about his hiatus as a professional stand-up comedian and how he found his way back into programming. Mark told us about his burnout and how this lead to him joining the best company ever and...

Duration:00:52:40

#138 Kristy-Leigh Minehan almost burned seeking a crypto highscore

2/16/2021
Kristy took us from her early ROM-hacking years, all the way to her crypto-mining rabbit hole. She described in detail how she optimized her machines to ever-better mine cryptocurrencies. We then bifurcated toward the tale of how she almost changed the proof algorithm of Ethereum, became the center of a smear campaign, and earned a heavy burnout instead. We finally talked about helping developers as managers to not face those problems. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:56:05

#137 Nadia Zhuk from 0 to crossing the Rubycon

2/9/2021
Nadia first told us how she discovered coding, at the age of 25, as a second career. She painted her expat's story, leaving Belarus to Poland to reboot her professional life. We talked about interviewing. We talked about learning. And we talked about the book she wrote, "Crossing the Rubycon" (http://bit.ly/crossingrubycon), telling this exact story, plus many tips for fellow future second career devs. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:51:18

#136 Dotan Nahum on building your own toolbox

2/2/2021
Dotan first spoke about scarcity and satisfying his hungry curiosity. We then brushed over his hacking past and how he learned his way through computers. We talked about his military service and studies. We finally spoke about his quest for growth, the plans, and the sacrifices he made. We talked about languages, how to learn them and how to become efficient. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:47:01

#135 Emily Robinson making sense of data science for us

1/26/2021
Emily took us from her custom studies to her Ph.D. studies, her DataScience Bootcamp, and her first job at Etsy. We classified DataScience and (finally) made sense of those weird titles. We talked about how working in the open, creating her community and writing opened doors for her. Finally, we spoke about the book she just wrote with Jacqueline Nolis. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:53:42

#134 Amiti Uttarwar is a hands-on Bitcoin-core tinkerer

1/19/2021
Amiti took us from her first logic puzzles and first lines of code, all the way to her tenure as a Bitcoin core member. We also talked about Bitcoin itself, the project, its governance, processes, and how one could participate and change the world. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:48:14

#133 Dennis Traub failed his way to success

1/12/2021
Dennis took us from his first Commodore computer, all the way to his job at AWS. We talked about curiosity, finding your own way, taking a break, learning, searching, failure much more. Here are the links from the show: https://www.twitter.com/dtraubhttps://anchor.fm/dennis-traubhttps://www.dennistraub.comhttps://www.twitch.tv/dennis_at_workhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_VIC-20https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84h5e9cOZYCredits Campfire RoundsBlue Dot SessionsCC BY-NC-ND...

Duration:01:00:22

#132 Evangelina Ferreira challenges you to take every opportunity

1/5/2021
Eva took us from tinkering with CSS on Blogspot to organizing CSSConf Argentina. She told us her story, and how she slowly but surely settled on Front-End development. She detailed how scary, but also life-changing it was to go to a conference in the USA. She finally told us all about the conference she organized and her vision to inspire developers in South-America. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:44:35

How to end the 3rd season of DevJourney?

12/29/2020
This year was crazy, time for a review. Credits AyeYung KartzCC BY-NC-ND 4.0timbourguignon.frhttps://devjourney.info/subscribe.htmlPatreonhttps://bit.ly/devjpatreonSupport the show (http://bit.ly/2yBfySB)

Duration:00:09:11

#131 Wesley Faulkner is a native developer advocate

12/22/2020
Wesley took us from his first job as a bench nerd, through his student job at Centaur and his tenure at Dell. He explained in detail how those jobs helped him develop empathy, learn how to communicate with people, relate to them, and explain the technology. We transitioned to his time at IBM, MongoDB, and Daily, discovering developer relations and finding where he belonged all along. Here are the links from the show: https://www.twitter.com/wesley83Daily | 1-click video chat...

Duration:00:49:02

#130 Natalia Tepluhina a DBA turned Vue.js-expert at Gitlab

12/15/2020
Natalia took us along her whole career. From her computer engineering studies to her first job as a DBA, to her learning javascript. We then followed her footsteps toward Vue.js and how she slowly but surely embraced open-source, communities, conferences, teaching, and became the accomplished front-end engineer, core team member of the Vue.js framework and the GDE we know. Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:48:50

#129 Jackie Luo is interested in the impact of tech on society

12/8/2020
Jackie took us from her first magazine and philosophy major to the realization that a software engineering background could help her realize her dreams. We then discussed her studies, her first internship, and her first job. We talked about moving from New York to SanFrancisco, and back. We talked about refocusing your life and the societal impact of tech. We finally talked about Jackie's projects "The Framework Project" and "IRL Society". Here are the links from the...

Duration:00:51:34

#128 Paula Gearon was searching for machines that can think

12/1/2020
Paula told us how she was introduced to computers at a very young age. She told us how she learned to program and to solve problems her own way. She took us through her whole career, learning when being bored, and growing into the very deep software engineer she is today. She told us about writing Asami & Naga and how she started working in Open-Source. Here are the links from the...

Duration:01:02:29